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Agenda for Change Pay Scales 2016-2017

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The following is a guide to Agenda for Change (AfC) pay scales for England from April 2016 to April 2017.

You can see the NHS England Agenda for Change pay scales for April 2017 to April 2018 here. 

You should check with your employer to confirm the pay rate for any post for which you are applying as some organisations are now deviating from the Agenda for Change scale.

This pay system covers all staff except doctors, dentists and very senior managers. Each of the nine pay bands has a number of pay points. Staff will normally progress to the next pay point annually until they reach the top of the pay band. Staff who works in or around London will receive a supplement on top of these rates.

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Point 2       £15,251
Point 3       £15,516

AfC Band 2 - care support workers, secretaries.

Point 2       £15,251
Point 3       £15,516
Point 4       £15,944
Point 5       £16,372
Point 6       £16,800
Point 7       £17,351
Point 8       £17,978

AfC Band 3 - therapy assistants, senior support workers.

Point 6      £16,800
Point 7      £17,351
Point 8      £17,978
Point 9      £18,152
Point 10    £18,653
Point 11    £19,217
Point 12    £19,655

AfC Band 4 - nursing associate, assistant practitioner.

Point 11    £19,217
Point 12    £19,655
Point 13    £20,348
Point 14    £21,052
Point 15    £21,692
Point 16    £21,909
Point 17    £22,458

AfC Band 5 - registered nurse, ODP, midwife.

Point 16    £21,909
Point 17    £22,458
Point 18    £23,363
Point 19    £24,304
Point 20    £25,298
Point 21    £26,302
Point 22    £27,361
Point 23    £28,462

AfC Band 6 - senior nurse or midwife, specialist nurses.

Point 21    £26,302
Point 22    £27,361
Point 23    £28,462
Point 24    £29,333
Point 25    £30,357
Point 26    £31,383
Point 27    £32,407
Point 28    £33,560
Point 29    £35,225

AfC Band 7 - ward sisters, clinical managers.

Point 26    £31,383
Point 27    £32,407
Point 28    £33,560
Point 29    £35,225
Point 30    £36,250
Point 31    £37,403
Point 32    £38,683
Point 33    £40,028
Point 34    £41,373

AfC Band 8a - matron, nurse consultant.

Point 33    £40,028
Point 34    £41,373
Point 35    £43,038
Point 36    £44,703
Point 37    £46,625
Point 38    £48,034

AfC Band 8b - service managers, clinical leads.

Point 37    £46,625
Point 38    £48,034
Point 39    £50,467
Point 40    £53,285
Point 41    £56,104
Point 42    £57,640

AfC Band 8c - heads of departments, consultant paramedic.

Point 41    £56,104
Point 42    £57,640
Point 43    £59,606
Point 44    £62,397
Point 45    £66,582
Point 46    £68,484

AfC Band 8d - estates manager, deputy or chief nurse.

Point 45    £66,582
Point 46    £68,484
Point 47    £71,338
Point 48    £74,825
Point 49    £78,629
Point 50    £82,434

AfC Band 9 - non-medical consultants, heads of service.

Point 49    £78,629
Point 50    £82,434
Point 51    £86,390
Point 52    £90,537
Point 53    £94,883
Point 54    £99,437

Those living in inner London receive an extra 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,158 and a maximum payment of £6,405. 

Those living in outer London receive an extra 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,518 and a maximum payment of £4,483.

Finally, those living on the fringe of London receive an extra 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £961 and a maximum payment of £1,665

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Patients are being mislead by unregistered staff using the “Nurse” title

Ian Snug

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Leading nurses warn that organisations are employing unregistered care staff with job titles describing them as “nurses”.

A study has that found hundreds of roles which do not require Nursing and Midwifery Council registration used the term “Nurse” in the job title.  This, understandably, has caused concern that patients are being misled and staff could be working beyond their competence.

According to the Health Service Journal, Jane Cummings, Englands’ Chief Nursing Officer, has written to NHS leaders calling for them to ensure staff who use the nurse title are in fact registered nurses.

We found several examples, on the NHS jobs website, of positions which utilise the “Nurse” title but do not require an NMC Registration to apply;

  • Assistant Nurse Practitioner.
  • Enhanced Supervision Nurse.
  • Clinical Support Nurse.
  • Associate Nurse.
  • Complex Support Nurse.
  • Assistant Nurse.
  • Auxilliary Nurse.
  • Nurse Support Worker.

Jackie Smith, the NMC’s Chief Executive and Registrar, has previously said;

“If individuals are calling themselves nurses and they are not on our register, then from a patient perspective that is quite worrying. Employers should not mislead patients into thinking the person in front of them is a registered nurse when they are not. They have a duty to make that clear to patients”.

Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary, said:

“Support workers play an extremely important role but there must always be a clear distinction between them and trained nurses.

“As the shortage of nurses begins to bite, the NHS is increasingly filling shifts with more unregistered care staff. They do not have the qualifications and training of registered nurses and it is unfair on the all sides, not least patients, when they replace more qualified staff.

“The Government must not allow nursing on the cheap. When the number of registered nurses on shift falls, it is patient outcomes and mortality rates that are adversely affected.”

Presently, only the title “Registered Nurse” is protected but staff are calling for the title “Nurse” to also be protected.

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MP insists nurses are already well paid compared to hairdressers, plumbers or carpenters

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An MP has come under fire for saying that nurses are already well paid when compared to hairdressers, plumbers and carpenters in his constituency.

During last weeks debate on scrapping the NHS pay cap, Conservative MP Eddie Hughes said he wanted to ‘bring some context’ to the argument and went on to say that NHS staff already have a good deal when compared to hairdressers, plumbers and carpenters in his Walsall constituency.

But, Hughes has come under fire from NHS staff with nurses reiterating the issue not just about pay. The significant real-terms has also caused many nurses to turn to food banks and caused further issues with staff recruitment and retention as student nurse numbers significantly are affected.

Valerie Vaz, the Labour MP for Walsall South, said his comments ‘echoed the government’s contempt for our NHS workers’ and went on to reiterate that nurses are being forced to use food banks to make ends meet and NHS.

Speaking in Parliament, Eddie Hughes, said;

“I completely welcome the hard work that is done by NHS staff up and down the country, but please let me bring some context to the debate.

“The average income in my constituency is £440 a week, which is approximately £23,000 a year. I intend to advocate on behalf of all my constituents, not just those who work in the public sector. The average salary in my constituency is £23,000, which is about the same as a qualified nurse starts on.

“Many workers in my constituency are employed as hairdressers, plumbers or carpenters, and what pay rise do they get? They have had to work hard every year for their pay, and when we make the comparison using other factors, such as pension schemes, we see that in order to earn the same sort of pension a plumber would need to be putting away 43 per cent of their salary. Yes, we value the public sector in this country, but the Conservatives value all the workers in this country.”

You can view Eddie Hughe’s speech here.

Mike Adams, regional director of the Royal College of Nursing in the West Midlands, said; “They deserve nothing less than fair pay. As it is, we know many nurses work over their hours without pay as a result of staying on after the scheduled end of their shift or working through their breaks to ensure patients are well cared-for”.

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